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Via Roma

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686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
847-768-7461
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Phone number is 847-768-7461, zip code 60016

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lori and Bryan Smith

Always the best food! Never disappointed with atmosphere, service, or authentic Italian food. Playing Italian music would be nice!We have drinks in the outdoor courtyard weather permitting. Don't forget to bring your wine with you as the restaurant doesn't serve it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Lori S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Always the best food! Never disappointed with atmosphere, service, or authentic Italian food. Playing Italian music would be nice!We have drinks in the outdoor courtyard weather permitting. Don't forget to bring your wine with you as the restaurant doesn't serve it.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It's easy to overlook this small restaurant, but don't! (There is on street parking, but park in the back, it's much easier.) You will be rewarded with a wonderful meal, thoughtful and attentive staff and feel like family. A great choice for a special occasion or when you want to spoil yourself.

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Pisa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is such a cute authentic Italian restaurant. The food is delicious. They don't take reservations for small parties so arrive early. Gets really busy by 6pm. Also, like that it's bring your own, any good red will pair well with their menu items. Can't wait to go back!

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have visited this place several times since last summer. I have found that since the menu changes daily, often times you cannot order the same thing twice. Sometimes you can order the special which is excellent and other times the special is not that special. Don't expect an excellent dish everytime, but expect to order from the regular menu... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a great LITTLE place for a fun dinner with friends or family. It is a great place for a first date as well, since it is a bit loud it doesn't make that first date so awkward :) The food is fantastic and service is beyond great!! The burata antipasto platter is a must for an appetizer. The... More 

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Manteno, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Our dinner was wonderful. We had the special appetizer not on the menu pasta with mussels,clams,and shrimp, also the chicken breast stuffed with spinach and cheese in a light cream sauce over pasta. This was our first time there and we plan on going back. The place is small but well worth going to. Yes it is noisy but you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Wanted take out...not a problem...very accommodating. Enjoyed the mushroom ravioli...added sausage at suggestion of server and it was fantastic. Pesto gnocchi with shrimp could have used a little more sauce but was otherwise great. Ordered antipasto appetizer and saved it for following day...held up great and was tasty. Really good bread topped it all off. We will return!! Grazi Chef... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I eat here often. The menu items are good and the specials are outstanding. BYOB makes a deal every time.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A great little storefront restaurant where you can dine on home.cooked Italian food served by a very friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I spent 2 months in Italy last year and this family run restaurant compares with the best meals I had there. We take all our friends and visiting guests. BYOB and plenty of parking in back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: 847-768-7461

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Phone number is 847-768-7461, zip code 60016

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